Nonbinding legislation calls for Maui rail study
HONOLULU — A state House committee is considering two nonbinding measures that call for a study of a light-rail system on Maui.
The bills, HR 52 and HCR 101, state that the island can develop a mass transit system before extensive development begins rather than afterward.
They also contend the rail transit proposal on Oahu is a good example of the problems that can be encountered when a region is already overdeveloped.
The measures ask Maui County and the state to study the costs of constructing a light-rail system that would connect the Kahului-Wailuku, Kihei and Lahaina areas.